ANA opens Direct Narita-Mexico City route
Jiji -- Feb 16
All Nippon Airways opened a new route connecting Narita International Airport near Tokyo and Mexico City on Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese air carrier to launch regular flights directly linking Japan and Mexico.

ANA will offer one round-trip flight per day on the route, using Boeing Co.'s 787 jet with 169 passenger seats.

The airline aims to meet business demand. Some 1,000 Japanese companies, mostly involved in auto manufacturing, operate in Mexico.

ANA President Osamu Shinobe showed no concern about uncertainty over business in Mexico, which U.S. President Donald Trump blames for stealing jobs from the United States. Toyota Motor Corp.'s <7203> plan to construct an assembly plant in the Latin American country also came under Trump's attack.

トランプ大統領の政策に揺れるメキシコでは、日本企業の間で現地進出を見直す動きが出ています。こうしたなか、日本の航空会社で初めて全日空がメキシコへの直行便を就航させました。 15日午後、首都メキシコシティに全日空の直行便が成田から初めて到着し、就航セレモニーが行われました。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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